When most people think of a Florida vacation, the first thing that comes to mind are theme parks. While Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and others are certainly fun and exciting destinations, the truth is that the Sunshine State is full of interesting and largely-undiscovered outings.
For people who are seeking a non-traditional way to celebrate or families with children who want a change of pace from the typical attractions, Florida offers truly enjoyable options for everyone. Here are more unique ideas for your next vacation:
1) Explore Florida’s Natural Beauty
Known worldwide for its white sandy beaches, Florida is also home to a variety of other natural wonders. Central Florida offers many parks, nature trails, and camping areas where you can relax and unwind among the remarkable plants, trees, and scenery.
In addition, opportunities abound to witness wildlife in their native habitats. From birds to small creatures, and even larger wildlife, such as alligators and manatees, enjoying nature in the Sunshine State creates lasting and positive memories.
Popular natural locations in Brevard County include the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Archie Carr National Refuge, and more.
2) Plan a Volunteer Vacation
One idea that’s increasing in popularity is to use of time off from work to give back to the community and country. More people are choosing to volunteer locally or regions outside their home locale.
Volunteer vacations allow participants to learn about different cultures (even within the same country), experience interesting ideas and perspectives, try new foods, and meet lifelong friends. In addition, children learn important lessons in selflessness, charity, and general kindness.
Most programs are week-long excursions. Many companies and city districts even offer discounts and other perks to families who choose this route. This option also makes it easy to schedule brief half-day trips during downtime.
3) Experience Space Coast Attractions
Sometimes overlooked by visitors or lost in the shuffle of Orlando-area selections, Brevard County offers entertainment and relaxation options for every member of the family.
The world-famous Brevard Zoo is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Close-encounter tours allow you to get personal with the more than 650 animals on site.
History enthusiasts will marvel at the Kennedy Space Center and nearby Astronauts Hall of Fame. Also popular is the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville. The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum offers insight into U.S. and world military air action from World War I to the present day.
Shopping enthusiasts find themselves right at home with the myriad offerings available in historic districts around the region. In addition, there are many (indoor and outdoor) recreation options in Brevard County for those who feel the need to burn off a little energy.
4) See Central Florida from the Sky
Nothing gets you a better feel for Central Florida than breathtaking views from the sky. Here, you get a unique perspective on all the spectacular elements the area has to offer. From attractions to shopping and dining, beaches, and everything in between, Cocoa Beach helicopter rides are a great way to plan out your entire vacation.
Offering packages to meet every budget, our helicopter tours are sure to be a hit with even the most difficult-to-please family member. Children, teens, and “kid at heart” adults consistently comment on the once-in-a-lifetime event our tours provide.
Browse the ‘photos and videos’ section of the website for a sneak peek at the excitement that awaits you. Then, contact us today to schedule a tour, and begin the journey toward a truly unique vacation experience.